#BlackLivesMatter Graffiti Hits University of Texas

Five different areas on the University of Texas at Austin (UT) campus were hit with graffiti bearing Blacks Lives Matter markings. The graffiti appeared after a Black Lives Matter activist shot himself on the steps of the Ohio statehouse, and after a 17-year-old black man was shot and killed during a confrontation with Austin Police officers on Monday.

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Texas School Board Bucks Trend, Keeps Historic Confederate Past

Bucking the national trend to dump its historic Confederate past, a Texas school board voted to keep Gen. Robert E. Lee’s moniker on one of its district’s high schools. The move comes despite the prodding to rename it from former San Antonio mayor, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro.

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School Board To Draft Policy Banning Confederate Flag

A school district is drafting a general policy to ban all items that depict the Confederate flag, after suspending nearly two dozen students for wearing clothing that featured that flag. The Montgomery County School Board in Virginia voted unanimously to draft a policy that would ban all clothing, emblems, decals, or jewelry representing the Confederate flag from all school property in the county.

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AP: Mississippi Refuses to Strip Confederate Symbol From State Flag

Lt. Governor Tate Reeves (R) summed up the what seems to the predominant view among state officials when he expressed no interest in blaming Mississippi’s state flag for the actions of a gunman in South Carolina. Moreover, he said that if any serious action was considered it should come from the people, not lawmakers.

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